04th May2020

Friday Night Smackdown – May 1st 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the more build for Money In The Bank. Redcon-1 sucked ass. I don’t care if Ted Cruz liked it. Ted Cruz can like my foot up his ass. F— it. Let’s start the review.

Match #1: Daniel Bryan def. King Corbin (Disqualification)

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Daniel Bryan and King Corbin pushed each other to the brink in a fierce battle of former Money in the Bank Ladder Match winners, but the royal combatant threw a ladder at his opponent in an act of desperation that led to a disqualification. The fighting continued as Bryan clutched Corbin in the “Yes!” Lock on top of a ladder, but Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro emerged to help their unlikely ally dish out the final punishment.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – Bryan carried Corbin to his best match since his pair of great ones from the King Of The Ring last year. Bryan kicks ass and Corbin looks like a fat Barbie doll. If you like mat wrestling with some high-spots thrown into the mix, then this match is the one you want (bull-s—).

Match #2: Sheamus def. Leon Ruff

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The Celtic Warrior continued to run roughshod over another challenger, as Sheamus continued his conquest for respect by tattooing Leon Ruff with a definitive Brogue Kick.

My Opinion: 2.1 out of 5 – Did you know that Jesus Christ was a superstar? Oh, this was a lousy squash match.

Match #3: Carmella def. Mandy Rose

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Mandy Rose and Carmella competed with a Money in the Bank Ladder Match spot on the line, but Sonya Deville couldn’t help but grab the ear of her former best friend. Mandy looked strong early, but the distractions and a brutal kick from Carmella were too much to overcome.

My Opinion: 1.8 out of 5 – This wasn’t much, but the bras didn’t pop off, so at least that went well for the fighters. Well, they could have just boobed each other to death. Hey, a creative mind is king. It’s a shame I don’t have such a mind, so these reviews would be good.

Match #4: The Forgotten Sons def. The New Day

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The Forgotten Sons are on a mission not to be forgotten, and they seemingly accomplished their goal by defeating the eight-time Tag Team Champions. The New Day got off to a hot start, but the excellent teamwork of Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake sealed the statement victory.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – Hey, this was alright. The wrestling action was good and solid all around, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s chopped-off head in “Se7en”. WHAT’S IN THE BOX?! Big E was the big deal here this time, which is saying something. It ain’t Shakespeare, but this match was what it needed to be and that’s okay in my book.

Match #5: (Main Event) Otis def. Dolph Ziggler – WWE Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

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Otis didn’t need any extra motivation to deliver punishment to Dolph Ziggler, but securing a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match helped make the victory that much sweeter. The Heavy Machinery Superstar came out hot and rallied late to defeat his rival and book his ticket for the historic match.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – I don’t know if this is match of the year or any of that s—, but Otis showed that he is very interesting and very talented guy while in the ring with one of the best. They smashed each other and whacked away at each other like hillbillies fighting over underpants at the Walmart. This ain’t the best match ever, but it did make Otis look tough and Dolph kept his dignity when all was said and done, so there you go.

News Of The Night:

  1. Sonya Deville wants to ruin Mandy Rose’s life.
  2. Baron Corbin, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura fight Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak and a mystery partner, next week.
  3. Bayley & Sasha Banks fight Lacey Evans & Tamina, next week.
  4. Jeff Hardy returns, next week.
  5. Bray Wyatt confronts Braun Strowman, next week.

Final Verdict: 2.8/5

Some of the wrestling was decent (excellent opener…mostly), but the angles/story-lines brought the show to a screeching halt (Sonya Deville is great at promos…so is Daniel Bryan).


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